Chris (kuroutesshin) wrote in wu_wei_family,

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Chapter one, the Tao Te Ching

Tao, the subtle reality of the universe
cannot be described.

that which can be described in words
is merely a conception of the mind.
Although names and descriptions have been applied to it,
the subtle reality is beyond description.

One may use the word "Nothingness"
to describe the Origin of the univeres,
adn "Beingness"
to describe the Mother of myriad things,
but Nothingness and Beingness are merely conceptions

From the perspective of nothingness,
one ma percieve the expansion of the universe.
From the perspective of Beingness,
one may distinguish individual things.
Both are for the conceptual convenience of the mind.

Although different concepts can be applied,
Nothingness and Beingness
and other conceptual activityof the mind
all come from the same indescribable subtle Originalness.
The Way is the unfoldment of such subtle reality.
Having reached the subtlety of the universe,
one may see the ultimate subtlety,
the Gate of All Wonders.
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